Four West Seattle Crime Watch reports so far this weekend, starting with a hit-run that left the above-shown damage on Kami and Martin‘s car:
Someone hit our car early (Saturday) morning and drove off. The sound of the crash woke me, but by the time I looked out the window they were gone. It happened about 2:15 am. Our car is parked in High Point at 29th & Raymond. Their car must be pretty damaged, as we cannot even drive ours. They left some blue paint on our car and mirror and glass on the road. Their car (probably a blue color) would have damage to the driver’s side from the headlight down the side, damaged side mirror and headlight and probably some black paint on it from our car. It is just disturbing that someone leaves the scene like this and costs a family a $1,000 deductible, rental car and towing expense.
Ahead, three notes including two cases of car prowling, both spotted in progress overnight:
Early this morning, this is what Rob saw:
(I) observed two people attempting to enter my truck outside Admiral Safeway on California. Once they saw us running toward it, they got in their full-size, dark-colored extended cab pickup, made a u-turn and headed south. Distinctive feature on their vehicle was a chrome one-sided bed tool box. Easy to see at 1:30 am…
A couple hours earlier, also in Admiral, Nancy saw an apparent car prowler using two-wheeled transportation:
While walking home from the Admiral theater on Saturday evening at about 11:45, we saw a person on a bike looking into cars and checking the doors. He was on 39th Ave SW between Manning and Charlestown. We called the police and they said they would send a cruiser. Not sure if this was helpful since it was dark and we couldn’t provide a good description of the bike rider but thought it was better to call it in than to ignore it and continue walking home.
One last note – we’ll be following up on this one in-depth, but a couple of local P-Patches, including Lincoln Park, are reported to have had repeated vandalism problems lately. If you live near one, keep a close watch; Jim‘s note about the Lincoln Park trouble (that’s the Solstice Park P-Patch) says a tennis player in one of the downslope courts observed some of the “activities” and called police, and he says thanks for that.
P.S. We occasionally hear from people who hadn’t reported car prowls and other “property crimes” to police yet – and we always urge them, please file that report, even belatedly! For something relatively simple, you can do it online: here’s the link. But if you see something happening, even “just” a suspected car prowl – call 911 (like Nancy did).